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5 Ways to Deal with Rejection in the Music Industry

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This article originally appeared on Hypebot.

 

The Beatles were rejected by Decca in 1962; Lady Gaga was kicked out by Island Def Jam Records after only three months, Beethoven was called “hopeless compositor” by his teacher. American Idol has rejected Colbie Caillat, Hillary Scott, Bebe Rexha, and many others. As you can see, producers make huge mistakes sometimes. However, there is no possibility to promote every singer or music band – some have to be rejected.   

If you feel you have been treated unfairly, there’s no reason to stress about it as well. All you need to do is to learn how to deal with those refusals and find the motivation to go on trying even when dealing with constant rejection. Here, we discuss five simple steps that help to overcome the failure and grab the needed inspiration.

How to Work Backwards to Achieve Your Music Goals for 2019

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Now that 2019 is officially underway, odds are you’re either in full-fledged action mode, tackling those goals one by one and just totally on fire or you’re feeling a little overwhelmed, a little unsure, and completely clueless as to how to actually begin work on these goals you’ve set for yourself.

Thankfully, at Sonicbids, goal setting is kind of our thing. We help you plan for festival spots, licensing and networking opportunities, all while giving you a place to house that EPK — and to keep on adding to it as your professional resume grows.

Opportunities are all around you, and we like to think we can alleviate some of the stress when it comes to things like searching for that new bass player or partnering with a booking agent to make your summer 2019 touring goal a reality.

So grab your pencil and paper and get ready to tackle those goals!

5 Mind-Blowing Facts About Music and the Brain

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Music is mind-changing. Literally. It affects your brain more than you realize. To prove my point, here are five amazing facts about music and the brain. Prepare to get your mind blown.

3 Fests with Major Woodstock Vibes


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This week we’re featuring festivals booking now that’ll have you breaking out the Birkenstocks. Give your inner hippie the chance to vibe out at these three amazing opportunities, gain new fans and explore beautiful areas of the country. Read on for more details. 

9 Online and In-Person Music Promotion Strategies That Win Every Time

Image via pexels.comThink about your favorite band. What is it about them that makes you go to every show, buy all their merch, and follow their every move? Sure, their music connects with you — that’s the first step, after all. But if you think beyond the basics, odds are they have some kind of promotional strategy that keeps you engaged both in person and online. If they’re doing it well and being genuine about it, you probably don’t realize it’s promotion at all.

We’ve rounded up the strategies of major-label artists and emerging indies that are making their mark with unique, highly customized tactics that are ripe with inspiration. Here are nine ways to make them work for you, too.